APAL has welcomed the Fresh Produce Safety Centre’s release of the Food Safety Culture fact sheet. The fact sheet was authored by food safety consultant Elizabeth Frankish and is provided for the Australian and New Zealand fresh produce industries.
According to Andrew Mandemaker, APAL Head of Group Quality, Innovation and Commercialisation, this fact sheet will help the Australian apple and pear industry maintain the high standards consumers have come to expect: “Our industry has worked hard to earn a reputation for clean, safe and healthy produce. This fact sheet will assist staff in quality compliance and management roles in packhouses to support a culture of risk awareness and mitigation.”
As reported on apal.org.au, the fact sheet articulates the vital role of food safety culture in maintaining an effective food safety management system, with practical guidance for measuring, evaluating and monitoring food safety culture and providing additional food safety culture resources.